In a study of Mars new source of antibiotics has been found
Bacteria very quickly produce immunity to antibiotics, so every time a scientist becomes more difficult to develop new drugs. If it goes on, the number of deaths in the world could rise dramatically as a serious illness is nothing to heal. Fortunately, sometimes scientists are developing methods unexpectedly strong antibiotics - for example, researchers from the University of Leiden found one of them in the study of Mars.
One of the problems that can interfere with life on Mars, it is the presence in the soil of perchlorate. These chemicals are toxic to humans and can interfere with the thyroid gland to absorb iodine. To solve this problem, the researchers decided to create bacteria that break down perchlorate into harmless chlorine and oxygen. The project they intended to find out whether these bacteria behave in the same way as on Earth.
To re-create the gravitational conditions of Mars, scientists have used the RPM-machine. It constantly changes its orientation, and being in flasks substances can not only adapt to the specific gravity. It was found that in terms of Martian bacteria Streptomyces family begin to experience stress and produce antibiotics. Scientists stressed that 70% of the antibiotics used today have been obtained thanks to these bacteria. In their opinion, the cultivation of bacteria On RPM-based car can lead to previously unknown antibiotic. These bacteria will definitely not immune, at least for as long as people do not start to abuse them. This discovery is of great importance for medicine, because in the long run it can save thousands of lives.
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